Perhaps best known for its motorway services, Tebay is a village of around 730 people that has, over the centuries, grown around the transport links between Yorkshire, the Lake District and Carlisle.
Tebay was an important junction for the Stainmore Railway in the 19th Century, hosting travellers stopping off on their journeys north or south. It also came to be a stopping post for travellers on the North Eastern Railway, which closed in 1962.
Nowadays, thousands of people stop at Tebay every year to enjoy the country's only locally owned, locally built and locally operated motorway service area and the food at Tebay Services, which includes locally reared beef and lamb, has won praise from critics nationwide.
A stay in the village of Tebay offers visitors unfettered access to the magnificent walking country of the Howgill fells, and there are plenty of excellent holiday cottages in Tebay to choose from.